Kate MacDonagh is a Sligo born artist. She studied at The Limerick School of Art and Design, Bellas Artes Madrid, Bob Blackburn Printmaking Studio, New York and MI-Lab, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan.

Kate is a member of The Graphic Studio, Dublin.
Elected Associate Member of RE Royal Society of Painter Printmakers, London, UK.

Exhibitions include:
Our Colours: artwork from the dlr County Collection.
Solo exhibition The Model, Sligo, Ireland.
ECHOES Maria Simmonds Gooding & Kate MacDonagh, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin.
Light/Shade CfSHE Gallery , Tokyo, Japan.
‘Beauty of Mokuhanga’ Discipline and Sensibility, IMC, Hawaii.
RHA: Annual Exhibition, Dublin, Ireland.
RUA: Annual Exhibition, Belfast, Ireland.
Her work is held in public and private collections in Ireland, UK, Spain, Germany, Slovenia, USA and Japan. She is a recipient of numerous commissions and residencies including:
The Model, Sligo. Ireland.
MI-Lab, Artist in Residence Programme, Japan’
Colony of Painters, Islake, Slovenia.
Cill Rialaig Artists, Retreat, Kerry, Ireland.
Ballinglean Arts Foundation, Mayo, Ireland.


Kate MacDonagh is an abstract artist whose work explores dualities of light and dark, scale and ephemerality, stillness and movement, the spectral and the material. Since spending time in Japan throughout the last six years, Kate’s primary focus is on water-based woodcut (Mokuhanga) and water colour painting. From carving wood blocks to making prints, the carvings have taken on a new dimension becoming sculptural objects in themselves.